I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
Ira & George Gershwin

Fra 'Porgy and Bess', 1935

Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin',
an' nuttin's plenty fo' me.
I'got no car, got no mule. I got no misery.
De folks wid plenty o' plenty
got a lock on de door.
'Fraid somebody's agoin' to rob 'em while dey's
out amakin' more. What for?
I got no lock on de door, dat's no way to be.
Dey kin steal de rug from de floor,
dat's okeh wid me,
'cause de things dat I prize,
like de stars in de skies,
all are free.
Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin',
an' nuttin's plenty fo' me.
I got my gal, got my song, got Hebben the whole day long.
(No use complainin'!)
Got my gal, got my Lawd, got my song.

I got plenty o' nuttin',
an' nuttin's plenty fo' me.
I got the sun, gat the moon, gat the deep blue sea.
De folks wid plenty o' plenty
got to pray all de day.
Seems wid plenty you sure got to worry
to keep the debble away - away.
I ain't afrettin' bout hell till de time arrive.
Never worry long as I'm well,
never one to strive to be good, to be bad,
what the hell? I is glad I's alive.
Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin'